Prevent the Xenospore from spreading!

  • Destroy tiles to isolate populated areas from the Xenospore organism.
  • Cleanse infected populated areas before they become alien food!


Links & Reviews

"Replayable, deceptively challenging, and deeply satisfying—everything a great puzzle game should be."
The Gamer
"There’s a real satisfaction to keeping the corruption at bay. Highly recommended."
Free Game Planet
"It has a wonderful dark atmosphere to it and the gameplay really does suck you right in."
- Gaming on Linux
"Gorgeous sprite art... Challenging difficulty curve."
Digitally Downloaded
"A short indie puzzle game with a tactical twist..."
5MG


Gameplay & Updates

  • See Xenospore in action in a gameplay video here.
  • Solutions to all levels (with time stamps) here.
  • If you liked the game you can follow me on Twitter and Itch for updates.
  • I'm working on a new update that adds new content and lot of QoL improvements such as destroying / cleansing tiles with one click and some bug fixes. Stay tuned!


Controls

  • Mouse / Touch: click tiles to select them, then click destroy or cleanse.
  • Mouse: hover or select a tile to see its information.
  • Touch: select a tile to see its information.
  • Hotkeys:
    • "R" - Restart
    • Spacebar / Enter - Destroy / Cleanse (depends on selection)
    • "ESC" - Menu
    • "F11" / "Alt" + "Enter" - Full screen
  • Press menu to navigate between levels & change audio and visual settings.
  • Game autosaves.


Soundtrack "Crossing Horizon" by SoundFlakes.

If you enjoyed the game or have some feedback, I would really appreciate to know about it. What did you like? What do you think can change or improve? If you really enjoyed it, please consider rating (star icon to the top-right). It means a lot! Thank you!

If you supported the game, I can't thank you personally, but I am very grateful :-)

*Currently the HTML5 version is not supported on Firefox.
*SharedArrayBuffer is enabled so there may be issues with embeds in the page. If you're posting a video (which is awesome!) please add a link to the video in the comment :)

Updated 23 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, Linux, HTML5
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(31)
AuthorAviv Levy
GenrePuzzle, Strategy
Made withAudacity, Godot, Pyxel Edit
Tags2D, Fantasy, Isometric, Pixel Art, Retro, Sci-fi, Singleplayer, Tactical, Turn-based
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen
LinksYouTube, IndieDB, Twitter

Download

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Xenospore_Windows.zip 21 MB
Xenospore_Linux.zip 22 MB

Development log

Comments

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Can you help me :Even if i reload it says:

unreachable
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Hey, so for technical reasons the web version does not work on Firefox, this will be fixed in the future. What browser are you on?

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Chrome version 76.0.3809.136 (Official Build) (64-bit) to be exact. The most recent one on windows and some other os(s) is 102.0.5005.63

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Thanks for letting me know. I will look into this, but I suspect I already know what's going on. If I am correct, then this is the same issue that will be will be fixed in the near future, only it also applies to older versions of chrome. Sorry T_T

The game is also available for download on windows and linux (mac coming soon), hope you will still give it a try! If there are any other issues or you can't install for some reason let me know!

I am curious, what OS are you running?

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turns out the game runs well with edge, I just finished it

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Thank you for letting me know. I've edited the comment :) Glad to hear you finished the game, feel free to share your thoughts

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Chrome OS on a 2015 made chromebook. (I might try on another pc)

This is such a fun puzzle game even if im not the best 😓

Thanks! I gotta admit that balancing the difficulty of this game was a challenge in itself 😅 Glad you enjoyed playing though!

Even though it's a short game, I thought it was amazing. Strangely it reminded me of Sim City, I don't know why. The retro look is spectacular. Congratulations on your game.

Thank you!! I didn't think of that but I can see the resemblence. I will definitely watch the vid, it'll be interesting and insightful to see how you played. I might add more content in the future :)

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Omgggggggg best game everrr(:::

lol thanks XD 

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I. LOVE. This!

The mechanics are beautifully simple - so simple that it only took me a couple of seconds of clicking around to work out the basic premise - but the emergence from that is amazing. This is so well-done, it really is.

Thank you! :D

Incredible stuff!

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THANKS! ^^

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this is such a good game when people can play and apply this in real life about isolating people out of some infected area like the covid-19 we have been through. Despite there being a problem in this game. you need to make the game a bit harder like the requirement that how many houses the players must keep so the player can make some sacrifices but have to balance between destroying a house and isolating houses.

But by the way, good game, I'm looking forward some good updates.

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Thanks for the input! I'm adding that to the feedback list. ^_^

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about difficulty
it's also a nice part that you can go to the next level with only one house saved, just in case you get frustrated by the current level
Still I kept retrying until i saved all the houses on most of the levels

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ace!

love the concept, look and atmosphere of this. played a few rounds and will definately return for more.

Thank you!